Inspiration Filter
  1. Don’t Listen to Anyone Who Says You Shouldn’t Be Doing This

    “If you take yourself seriously other people should take you seriously.” Hilde Lysiak started her town’s only newspaper, Orange Street News, when she was eight years old. Now she’s got a six-book deal and an upcoming Apple show.

    Inspiration
  2. Five Design Tweaks for a Fresh Start in 2019

    Give your site a makeover with these five quick design tips.

    Design
  3. Ten Poems about Travel

    No matter where your journey takes you in 2019, what better way to kick it off than with 10 travel-themed poems, lovingly collected by the editors at JSTOR Daily?

    Inspiration
  4. A Year of Great Writing: The Most-Read Editors’ Picks of 2018

    From mental health to writing, these are the posts that have resonated the most with Discover readers.

    Diversity
  5. Build Your Brand and Grow Your Audience: Our Best Advice

    Six ideas to help your build your site and your customer base.

    Inspiration
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  6. Don’t Be Like Me: Take the Help, Dummy

    “Soon enough—a few weeks, a few months—and the poem seems to me like a cardboard cutout of a puppy: inauthentic, inflexible, lacking in depth or life. I don’t know why this is, but I hate it.” At The Gloria Sirens, Katie Riegel encourages other poets to be humble and willing to accept help.

    Inspiration
  7. Throwback Thursday: Five Favorite Posts from 2018

    What moved you in 2018? Share your favorite posts in the comments.

    Inspiration
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  8. Seasonal Site Spruce-Ups: Take a Lesson from Food Bloggers

    Give your site a little end-of-year glitz (and boost engagement) with tips and tricks from the masters of holiday engagement.

    Inspiration
  9. IKEA Hackers

    Whether you’ve never assembled a single BILLY bookcase or are already on your fifth POÄNG chair, IKEA Hackers — a community of DIY lovers led by Jules Yap — may inspire you to turn your Allen wrench in new directions.

    Crafts
  10. How Shivya Nath Turned Her Travel Blog into a Book

    The Shooting Star blogger talks about nomadic life, building a readership that cares, and avoiding the pitfalls of overtourism.

    Authors
    Images courtesy of Shivya Nath
  11. How Do You Move Past Rejection? A Writer Reflects

    For Holland Rae, a “no” can be deflating — but also energizing.

    Authors
  12. How Soprano Charlotte Hoather Took Her Singing — and Blogging — to New Heights

    The up-and-coming singer shares insight on building community, using social media, and finding time to blog even on busy weeks.

    Culture
    Images courtesy of Charlotte Hoather, with kind permission of Waterperry Opera Festival.
  13. Charlotte Hoather, Soprano

    If you ever wondered what an opera singer’s daily life looks like, you’ll love Charlotte Hoather’s blog, where the British soprano invites visitors and fans behind the scenes (and occasionally on stage, too).

    Culture
  14. Inspiration Station: Three Bloggers on Why They Write

    Get inspired by these three bloggers who share why they write.

    Inspiration
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  15. Ten Reasons Why Students Should Read Whole Books over Excerpts

    As the school year is kicking into gear in many countries, Cari White, a librarian in Texas, gives parents and educators 10 reasons to encourage young readers to tackle entire works.

    Books